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USEF Names U.S. Olympic Team in Show Jumping for 2008 Olympic Games

by Joanie Morris | Jul 7, 2008, 1:51 PM EST

Laura Kraut and Cedric Head to Hong Kong (KennethKraus/
Laura Kraut and Cedric Head to Hong Kong (KennethKraus/
By Joanie Morris

Lexington, KY - Pending the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the USEF has recommended the following horse/rider combinations for the US Olympic Team in show jumping for the 2008 Olympic Games, to be held in Hong Kong, China, August 15-21, 2008.


Beezie Madden/45/Cazenovia, NY/Authentic/13/KWPN/Gelding/Abigail Wexner

McLain Ward/33/Brewster, NY/Sapphire/13/Belgian Warmblood/Mare/McLain Ward, Tom Grossman and Blue Chip Bloodstock

Will Simpson/49/Thousand Oaks, CA/El Campeon's Carlsson vom Dach/12/Holsteiner/Gelding/El Campeon Farm

Laura Kraut/43/Wellington, FL/Cedric /10/KWPN/Gelding/Happy Hill Farm and Peter Wetherill

First Replacement (will travel with the team to Hong Kong):

Anne Kursinski/49/Frenchtown, NJ/Champ 163/ 9/Holsteiner/S/ Legacy Stables

Additional Replacements in ranking order:

Charlie Jayne/22/Elgin,IL/Urbanus/11/Belgian Warmblood/G/Alex Jayne

Nicole Shahinian-Simpson/33/Thousand Oaks, CA/SRF Dragonfly/11/Belgian Warmblood/M/Silver Raven Farm and Katie Polk

Anne Kursinski/49/ Frenchtown, NJ/Roxana 112/14/Hessen/M/Scott Hakim

Kate Levy/27/Wellington/Vent du Nord/10/Belgian Warmblood/G/Kate Levy LLC and Nadine Levy

Georgina Bloomberg/25/New York, NY/Curius/13/Holsteiner/S/Gotham North Enterprizes, LLC

Cara Raether/29/North Palm Beach, FL/Ublesco/11/Belgian Warmblood/S/Treelawny Farm

Beezie Madden/45/Cazenovia, NY/Judgement/17/Royal Dutch Warmblood/S/Iron Spring Farm


For more information about selection, please contact Lizzy Chesson, High Performance Show Jumping Activities at [email protected]

For media inquiries, please contact Joanie Morris, High Performance Communications Manager at [email protected]